Time To Start Thinking About Elections

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Salt Lake County Gardening Association elections will be here before you know it…..

In October, we will be voting for a new board. These are just a few of the benefits of serving on the board:

  • Become better acquainted with the members
  • Develop new friendships
  • Help the association grow and improve
  • Counts towards volunteer hours

We would like your help in filling the ballot for this years’ elections.¬†Would you be interested in serving on the board? Do you know someone that would be a good candidate for a board position? Continue reading

NEVER Use Weed Barrier Cloth

NEVER Use Weed Barrier Cloth

Article & photos courtesy of Judi Short

If you don’t read the “Spaces” section of the Tribune (and it might also be in the D News) on Saturday, you are missing out on a very informative article written weekly by someone from Jordan Valley Conservation Garden Park.

A few weeks ago, Cynthia Bee wrote an article about the use of weed cloth or weed barrier in the garden. Her advice is that weed barrier cloth is a weed. It doesn’t work, it kills your soil, and it kills your plants. There is a LOT of weed barrier cloth at Gilgal, and her comments rolled around in my noggin for about a week, and then I asked John Silletto (we call him “shovel man”!) if he could look at how hard it would be to remove the cloth from under the redbud trees in the allee. Now, John doesn’t know he isn’t 25 any more, he tackles any project like a challenge, and before I knew it, he had peeled about 15′ of that cloth up, and asked me to take a look.¬† Continue reading